“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” : Canadian-born and immigrant mothers’ experiences and perceptions of infant feeding in contemporary Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor VanderPlaat, Madine M. L.
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Magee, Lesley
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-14T14:55:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-14T14:55:48Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.other RJ216 M34 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/26716
dc.description iii, 142 leaves ; 29 cm
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 133-141).
dc.description.abstract Following is an exploratory study of Nova Scotian women’s infant feeding experiences based on data gathered from two focus groups – one with Canadian-born mothers and one with mothers who had migrated to Canada in early adulthood. An intersectional approach grounded in feminist and critical theories is used to explore how immigrant and Canadian-born mothers perceive the influence of socio-cultural factors on decisions around feeding their babies. The purpose of the research is to explore how mothers’ personal experiences provide context for the shared and individualized aspects of mothering, specifically infant feeding, and to demonstrate the value of women’s stories and personal experiences in understanding the nuanced environment in which infant care and feeding practices currently exist. Descriptive analysis of each focus group discussion allows for the contrast and comparison of references to practices, beliefs, and values that emerge. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc RJ216
dc.subject.lcsh Breastfeeding -- Social aspects -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Infants -- Nutrition -- Social aspects -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Women immigrants -- Nova Scotia -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Nova Scotia -- Attitudes
dc.title “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t” : Canadian-born and immigrant mothers’ experiences and perceptions of infant feeding in contemporary Nova Scotia en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Atlantic Canada Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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